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Kate Winslet in a film with her daughter about children's mental health

Kate Winslet in a film with her daughter about children's mental health

Kate Winslet has spoken to the BBC about one of the most disturbing phenomena of today, the use of social media by children.

The actress says parents feel completely powerless and calls for greater control from social media policies.

Winslet said security checks could be more rigorous and those in power should do more to protect children.

Kate has not spoken on this subject by chance. She is promoting the new movie "I am Ruth" in which she stars with her daughter Mia.

At the center is the mental health of the teenage girl who is increasingly consumed by the pressures of social media.

Winslet said the decision to focus on children's mental health followed a conversation with filmmaker Dominic Savage about how parents can help their children when they recognize a problem.

The premiere will be on December 8.

"We don't know what's going on in their friendship groups because they're built right from the phone. This world that you can get deeper and deeper into, gets darker and more complicated, much harder for kids to navigate. I think because young children have phones at a much earlier age, they're able to access things that they're just not emotionally equipped for, or sophisticated enough to know how to process." , said Kate Winslet.